An unconventional memoir of three women

by Sukanya Rahman

 

Deep magenta cover

First Published by HarperCollins India, 2001

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“…a funny engaging memoir of three generations of unconventional women — Ragini Devi, Indrani Rahman and Sukanya… it deserves to be read, not merely because it is about extraordinary women set against the changing historical backdrop of Indian classical dance, but primarily because it is a story well told…”
The Hindu
 
“This is a fascinating addition to 20th century dance history, as well as an extraordinary east-west saga and the chronicle of a remarkable family. Sukanya Rahman, who had a ringside seat for many of the adventures she records here, writes with abundant charm, humor and insight.”
Laura Shapiro
 
  …I loved it – it’s a really lovely work of love – the image of your American grandmother – riding around, broke, with a troupe and costumes all over India is haunting – such eccentric courage!
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Indrani, Ragini & Sukanya 3 Generations Performance New York University Theatre September 29, 1979

Indrani, JFK, Jacqueline Kennedy, Nehru, Rose Kennedy, Washington DC 1961

Dance Dialects Of India, Ragini Devi Published by Motilal Banarsidas

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